The Church of Scientology in Ireland is reported to be planning to expand with a new European base in South Dublin.
The organisation is reported to have spent money to refurbish a state of the art community centre in Firhouse.
The centre was passed to NAMA a number of years ago, but The Journal reports that the movement has invested in the Victory Centre property on the Firhouse Road.
Local Councillor Brian Lawlor is disappointed that the centre wasn't bought to cater for a new school in the area.
He said there is a need for a secondary school in the area, and officials are trying to locate a site.
"I believe this would have been an ideal location for the school site," he argued. "The Church of Scientology have the site now - so it's a wait and see."